A Sixth Sense – Dec 9

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Sharks exhibit an incredible sensitivity to their watery environment, including an extra sensory advantage: the ability to detect tiny electric signals. This sixth sense can help them locate meals, identify mates, and even, we believe, navigate the oceans. Hundreds of "electrosensors" sit embedded within a shark's head; in concert, they can discern changes as small as a billionth of a single volt. This talk will bring together physics, chemistry, and biology to reveal how a creature can "see" the world electrically.

Our speaker, Dr. Brandon Brown, is professor and chair in the Physics Department at the University of San Francisco.


Dr. Brandon Brown

WHAT: A Sixth Sense: Sharks and Electricity
WHO: Dr. Brandon Brown, Professor & Chair, Physics Department, USF
WHERE: HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945 [https://www.hopmonk.com/novato/]
WHEN: 2019-12-09 — 6pm, Monday, December 9 (1.5 hr)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2019-12-09 18:00 2019-12-09 19:30 Wonderfest, A Sixth Sense: Sharks and Electricity Speaker: Dr. Brandon Brown, Professor & Chair, Physics Department, USF
Description:

Image: Pixabay

Sharks exhibit an incredible sensitivity to their watery environment, including an extra sensory advantage: the ability to detect tiny electric signals. This sixth sense can help them locate meals, identify mates, and even, we believe, navigate the oceans. Hundreds of "electrosensors" sit embedded within a shark's head; in concert, they can discern changes as small as a billionth of a single volt. This talk will bring together physics, chemistry, and biology to reveal how a creature can "see" the world electrically.

Our speaker, Dr. Brandon Brown, is professor and chair in the Physics Department at the University of San Francisco.

Location: HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945
HOW:

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